|Men's 5000 metres speed skating|
at the X Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||L'Anneau de Vitesse|
|Date||15 February 1968|
|Competitors||38 from 17 nations|
|Winning time||7:22.4 WR|
|World record||Fred Anton Maier (NOR)||7:26.2||Deventer, Netherlands||7 January 1968|
|Olympic record||Knut Johannesen (NOR)||7:38.4||Innsbruck, Austria||5 February 1964|
The following new world record was set.
|15 February||Fred Anton Maier (NOR)||7:22.4||OR||WR|
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